Northwords Now Issue 37

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Taking Risks

by Andy Allan

Subdued excitement at the table,
heads nod in hushed agreement,
One says, It’s bound to be edible
or it wouldn’t be on the menu.

Another pleads,
Aw, come-on you-guys,
this is why we’re here!

Smiles all-round reveal their decision.
What’s it cost in real money?
It’s okay, don’t worry, I got it.
The animated conversation moves on,
accompanied by smiles nods
and the occasional, Sure!
Interruption arrives with a soft voice,
Fower neeps, mince an’ tatties?
Yeah!

Some tentative tasting is followed by,
Wow!
And it’s only about five dollars each!